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Citroen C5 Aircross Hyrbid Concept Revealed In Paris

Citroen C5 Aircross Hyrbid Concept Revealed In Paris

The SUV looks swell, but is it enough to be the segment leader?

Citroën’s flagship presentation this year at the Paris Motor Show is the pre-production study for the brand’s first plug-in hybrid model. Dubbed the C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid Concept, it will go on sale from 2020. The SUV on display at the show features a special White and Deep Blue color code, with Electric Blue accents.

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2019 Citroen C5 Aircross

2019 Citroen C5 Aircross

It doesn’t have AWD, though

Citroen plans to woo future C5 Aircross buyers with chunky SUV looks, striking fascias, and colorful design details. What you’re essentially looking at here is not an SUV, but the evolution of the European people carrier which Citroen chose to launch before the long overdue replacement for the C5 sedan and wagon.

First revealed for the Chinese market last year, and set to make its European debut at the Paris motor show this October, the C5 Aircross has been confirmed to arrive in showrooms by the end of 2018 with minor changes. Underpinning it is the same EMP2 platform used for the Peugeot 3008, 5008, and the Opel Grandland X - like these models from within the PSA group, the new C5 Aircross also lacks an all-wheel-drive option and only features Grip Control.

Previous C5-badged Citroens all used to feature the firm’s excellent hydropneumatic adjustable suspension, but here it’s been ditched in favor of what they call Progressive Hydraulic Cushions - basically two hydraulic stops on each corner: one for rebound and one for compression - and this is said to provide a very smooth ride, although the system is nowhere near as advanced as the previous one.

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Another Reincarnation on the Cards: This time from Citroën

Another Reincarnation on the Cards: This time from Citroën

This could help Citroën claim its lost market share as well.

This year is already proving to be the year of revivals; recently, we reported the revival of the Honda Insight and the Jaguar XK, and now it’s the Citroën twins – the C4 and C5. The C4 was a successful model that ran for 14 years. The C5, on the other hand, was the larger sedan version of the C4, which also had a decent run. The good news is that both these cars are now making a comeback, according to the brand’s CEO.

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2017 Citroen C5 Aircross

2017 Citroen C5 Aircross

The company’s first vehicle to feature plug-in hybrid tech

If you look at Citroen’s current lineup, you won’t see too many crossovers and SUV, which is rather unusual given the current industry trends. Granted, Citroen might be a bit late to the party, but it’s already on its way to offering a solid family of crossovers in the future. The C5 Aircross is one of them and comes only two years after the French firm unveiled the Aircross concept. Heavily based on the show car, the production model broke cover at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show ahead of its Chinese market debut.

Faithful to the concept car design-wise, the C5 Aircross has very little in common with the sedan using the same badge. On top of being a new product for the brand, it also brings two important technologies to the market. For starters, it’s the first Citroen to use a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. Second, it introduces the newly developed suspension system with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions. It’s also a somewhat premium offering compared to its rivals, but you’ll find out more about how it stacks up against the competition in the review below.

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Citroen C5 Aircross Bows in China, Comes to Europe in 2018

Citroen C5 Aircross Bows in China, Comes to Europe in 2018

Meet the company’s first hybrid vehicle!

SUVs and crossovers are still gaining traction on the market, and it’s no surprise that more and more automakers are rolling out such products. Citroen is one of them, and it just launched the C5 Aircross at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. Bigger than the upcoming C3 crossover (as the name itself suggest), the C5 Aircross is based on the same EMP2 architecture as the Peugeot 3008, DS 7 Crossback, and Vauxhall Grandland X. Set to go on sale in China this year and in Europe in 2018, the C5 Aircross is aimed at products such as the Nissan Qashqai, Kia Sportage, and Mazda CX-5. The Aircross’ styling is based on Citroen’s latest design language.

Up front, we have the traditional Chevron grille and two distinct pairs of headlamps. There are thin daytime running lights above, and the more conventional headlamps below, both using LED technology. The sides are as traditional as they get with crossovers, while the rear section showcases large LED taillights and a rather steep tailgate. Inside, the Aircross aims at the premium market. There’s a 12.3-inch screen instead of the conventional instrument cluster dials, while the eight-inch screen in the center stack provides access to the infotainment and navigation systems. The crossover also comes with a comprehensive safety package, the Progressive Hydraulic Cushions suspension, and adaptive cruise control. Motivation comes from four-cylinder engines rated at anywhere between 165 and 200 horsepower, but a hybrid drivetrain with a total output of 300 horses will be introduced later on. This gasoline-electric combo will make the C5 Aircross the first Citroen to feature plug-in hybrid technology.

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Citroën C5

Citroën C5

The Citroen C5 is looking quite fresh since its recent restyle that added softer double-chevron badges and a more flowing style for the company’s executive flagship from nose to tail.

The revisions really work: this car barely seems the same as the dowdy original model that launched for 2008. In fact, the two cars share a great deal of their styling and body panels, but tasteful new detailing is much better than the deep black sills and bumpers that cheapened the appearance of the original Citroen.

Reading reviews in international magazines is always interesting, but not quite as informative as it could be with all the measurements in metric. For most American enthusiasts, reading the horsepower in ‘kW’ and torque in ‘Nm’ might as well be meaningless.

This review of the C5 corrects those gaps in our collective ability to convert number formats, and will also be unique because it evaluates the C5 based on U.S. buyer preferences. With pricing for the C5 that converts to about $40,000, this Citroen is a mid-size luxury car.

Key competition for the C5 in its home market comes from the Peugeot 508 and Renault Laguna, with real encroachment from the super-efficient 5 series BMW diesels in Europe.

With throne-like seating and a plush hydraulic suspension, is the C5 up to the task? Click past the jump for the full review of the revised 2013 Citroen C5.

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Video: Drunk driver drives his car up across the steps of the Serbian parliamentary building

To what lengths will you go to when you’re extremely low in sobriety and you’re just looking to do something that will get attention? For the driver of this Citroen C5, that question comes with an answer that a lot of us would never even dream of pulling off.

After being cautioned by a Serbian police officer to err on the side of reason after already driving on the opposite side of the road, the intoxicated driver ended up deciding that driving on the wrong side of the road wasn’t fun enough. So, he took it up a notch and drove his car across the steps that lead to the entrance of the Serbian parliamentary building and parked his car on the other side of the parking lot. And as if what he did was something out of the ordinary, he got out of the car, locked it, and made a phone call!

Maybe he wanted to tell whoever it was on the other end of the line about his merry exploits, an exploit, we believe, will end with him in cuffs and a night behind bars.

Don’t follow his example kids!

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2009 Citroen C5 II

2009 Citroen C5 II

The new generation Citroen C5 comes with stronger personality, a more aggressive and sporty design, new engine line-up and improved dynamic performances. Starting at a price from 21500 euro, the new Citroen C5 competes with models like Ford Mondeo or Renault Laguna.

The new C5 is being offered in three trim levels – SX, VTR+ and Exclusive and with a choice of six engine options from launch – four diesels with outputs ranging from 110bhp to 208bhp, and petrol units with 127bhp and 143bhp.

The new C5 offers a choice between two types of suspension: Hydractive 3 Plus suspension or metallic suspension. Both are based on the running gear of the C6 executive saloon.

Full details in the press release after the jump.

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2008 Citroen C5 by Musketier

2008 Citroen C5 by Musketier

Although it looks a bit weird for a German tuner to modify a French vehicle, this didn’t stop Musketier to unveil its new customization programme for the 2008 Citroen C5. The new kit consists in a front lip spoiler, new side skirts and a rear lip spoiler with integrated exhaust system.

musketier citroen c5

In order to improve the stability of the vehicle the tuner added a new suspension system which lowers the car with up to 35 mm. Also a new set of 20 inch wheels was added. Under the hood the 2.2 HDI engine received a power boost of 37 hp, developing now 201 hp while the 2.7 V6 engine was boosted to 240 hp.

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2008 Citroen C5 by H&R

2008 Citroen C5 by H&R

H&R the well-known sport springs manufacturer, unveiled its new suspension upgrade kit for the 2008 Citroen C5. Lowered with 35 millimeters, the vehicle delivers better road handling while keeping the same comfort. For those who want even better handling for their car H&R can also improve the chassis of the car. Of course, all the H&R components are approved by the German TUV. More photos after the jump!

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2008 Citreon C5 Tourer

2008 Citreon C5 Tourer

At the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, open to the public between 6 and 16 March, Citroën is unveiling two new models: the C5 Tourer and the New Berlingo. The C5 Tourer is a variation on the new C5, combining style, space, functional design and performance, while the New Berlingo is an ultra-functional family car.

The C5 estate boasts elegant and dynamic exterior styling, with a stylish front end identical to that of the saloon and a rear end of determined, powerful appearance. The body style reveals a strong identity and real versatility.

The flowing profile of the C5 estate expresses a perfect balance. The vehicle is 4.83m long, 1.86m wide and 1.48m tall. The proportions are generous but the additional volume has no impact on the overall lines. Reflecting the sculpted design of the saloon, the rear end features geometric shapes that suggest width and convenience from a horizontal perspective, while maintaining an elegant and dynamic appearance. The new C5 estate expresses values that will appeal to customers looking for modern concepts tailored to their lifestyles.

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Citroen will use BMW engines

Citroen announced that it will use BMW engines on its new models. Naturally aspirated and turbocharged engines will be employed which displace 1.4 to 1.6 liters.

Sister company Peugeot is already employing BMW engines to power its 207 and 308 models. Although the Citroen models which will use the engines are unknown, WhatCar? claims that the Citroen C5 will be the first car to roll out with the new engine before 2010.

Citroen will benefit from BMW’s EfficientDynamics engine stop-start technology which increases fuel efficiency and engine life. The manufacturer plans to equip all its cars with this technology in the near future.

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Citroen C5 II - official images

Citroen C5 II - official images

Just a few hours ago we brought you a scanned brochure of the Citroen C5 II that was supposed to be launched tomorrow, and now the first official images started to surface on the internet.

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Citroen C5 - brochure leacked

Citroen C5 - brochure leacked

The Citroen C5 II won’t be unveiled until tomorrow, but an official brochure unveil few shots and details about the future C5 previews by the C5-Airscape Concept.

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New Citroen C5 to be unveiled next month

New Citroen C5 to be unveiled next month

Citroen will unveil next month on 18 the next generation upper-medium C5. The public debut will be made in January at the Brussels auto show. A station wagon version will also be added.

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Citroen C6 and C5 Sean Connery Commercials

Citroen C6 and C5 Sean Connery Commercials

I saw this days on TV this latest commercials featuring Sean Conncery. And I found them really nice. The music was was specially composed for this tiny little bit of heaven on hearth.
But I was wondering is really the new Citroens makes you feel younger?

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2007 Citroen C5

2007 Citroen C5

The Citroën C5 is a car apart in terms of the promise embodied in its styling and its strong personality. It brings customers wide array of technologies and innovation for exemplary well-being and safety.
The C5 is the first Citroën vehicle to feature the latest high-efficiency driving aids, such as Xenon dual-function directional headlamps, front parking assistance, a speed limiter and a lane departure warning system (LDWS).
In terms of safety, the Citroën C5 also features new-generation (...)

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